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The $38 dollar job interview-aack!!

January 13th, 2007 at 06:17 am

I'm grateful to have had two job interviews yesterday ( being unemployed since October) and I thought I was clever scheduling both on one day. Nevertheless, by the end of the day I had spent at least $36 !!

The damage looks like this:

$10 for nice resume paper at Staples, since I was aked to bring copies of my resume--which were then never asked for

$5 for 2 pairs of knee highs--unbelieveably I had none,had to buy a two-pack at the convenience store across the street---too expensive

$15 for parking for less than an hour and a half in downtown Boston

$3 for fees on ATM that was not my banks when I had to get extra cash for the parking lot!

$2 for road tolls

$1.60 for coffee (unnecessary....ok...)as I waited in coffee shop for interview time to arrive

...not too mention the packed lunch that went bad as I drove around lost in Boston!!

...and the $2 bag of fancy chips I had buy at the convenience store across the street in my end of the day MELTDOWN!!!

Oh well. One job, a free lance/consulting type thing that pays very well was offered on the spot. YEAH!!!

The other job, the one downtown,was part time but at a pretigious firm. If they offer me, I will probably say no... no Boston parking rates for me!!

I have been so lucky in the past four years---I have been able to work at home 80% of the time. I am so spoiled!!!!

7 Responses to “The $38 dollar job interview-aack!!”

  1. living_in_oz Says:

    Hey, it sounds like $38 well spent! Good for you!

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Are you taking the job??

  3. janH Says:

    Sounds like a stressful, but successful day! Did you take the job?

  4. cherylyates Says:

    Yes, I took the job that was offered--and it's true, it was $38 well spent!!

  5. marymara Says:

    Congratulations on the job offer! Let us know what happens.

  6. marymara Says:

    Congratulations!

  7. Frugal Momma Says:

    Remember any of those expenses like mileage, toll, and parking can be used for a tax write off if you are job hunting.

    I worked in Boston for many years. I took the subway or commuter train. It was $24 a day to park in my building.

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